The new trend of dining with strangers in the UAE
There is a new trend popping up in the UAE where strangers who have never met get together for meetup dinners.
An ancient encore: Technicolor display of beauty returns to Wadi Shahah basin
Ample rains have lured a rare and spectacular bloom back to the Wadi Shahah basin -- opulent displays of rich colours that are thousands of years old.
Under the knife: meet the UAE’s first cosmetic surgery consultancy
Considering plastic surgery? A new consultancy in Dubai is offering prospective patients objective information, and helps them choose the right doctor for the procedure they seek.
In pictures: 12 new restaurants to try in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
The National takes a look at 12 new restaurants that have recently opened up in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
When Muslims are faced with haram foods
Should the Muslim contestants on the popular TV series MasterChef Australia be made to cook with pork and alcohol? We talk to the show's female contestants Amina Elshafei and Samira El Khafir.
In pictures: The creation of a Chanel dress
Selina Denman goes behind the scenes to see how a Chanel dress is transformed from a designer's vision to the runway.
Could the emergence of 3-D virtual shopping sound the death knell for high-street retailers? We speak to one Dubai businessman who has launched his own store, Spirit of Arabia.
Vendors at the International Jewellery and Watch Show put their most impressive wares on show.
The 1950s sets the stage for menswear this season, where contrasting shades of black, white and red incorporate into the ultimate rockabilly look.
Nine Abu Dhabi students are competing to see who can design the best pyjamas; with free hotel stays up for grabs.
A look at the nine finalists in the Dressed to Rest sleepwear design contest.
Let outer space inspiration amplify your summer wardrobe with eclectic designs in metallic shades of cobalt, orange and silver.
Mme Pucci is the daughter of the renowned fashion designer Emilio Pucci. She is currently the deputy chairperson and image director at the Italian fashion house and resides at Palazzo Pucci in Florence with her husband and three children.
The world's most expensive toothbrush could be the ultimate accessory for the fashion-savvy set who already have it all. Here's why it deserves a place in your vanity.
The former actress and model is thrilled that Diego Della Valle and Marco Zanini have brought a beautiful name back to the heart of Paris, and chosen her to represent it.
Icons of the World by Jordi; Arushi Bridal Couture; L'Afshar clutches; and Miu Miu Resort Collection 2014.
Elsa Schiaparelli will have an auction from her personal collection and the recent revival of House of Schiaparelli.
Plukka made its official Dubai debut last month, meaning the UAE's internet-savvy, fine-jewellery fans can now avail themselves of its exquisite creations.
Armand Marciano's 20-acre estate is going for 15 per cent less than its market value - unsurprising, perhaps, when you recall that his bankrupt older brother sold his mansion for 23 per cent under value. But unlike the family's riches-to-rags brand...
The designer's ability to blend modern drapery with Middle Eastern romanticism has made him one of the few regional names to achieve international acclaim. We get rare access to the fiercely private designer and the inner workings of his Dubai...